Thursday, February 19, 2009

Specter's 30 pieces of Silver

Narcissus_Caravaggio


Today I read about what Arlen Specter got for his vote for the stimulus pork package. First Senator Specter was invited to a big shebang party where lots of people paid lots of attention to him and made him the life of the party because he was willing to jump ship and vote with irresponsible democrats for the stimulus pork package. The bigger and more damning reason for his vote was nothing more than him collecting his 30 pieces of silver for an earmark or pork barrel project he's been trying to keep on life support since the democrats took over Congress and took his chairmanship away from him. Obama promised to fund Specter's NIH or National Institute for Health with $10 billion dollars in exchange for his vote on the pork package. Last year Specter tried to introduce legislation to get $5.2 million dollars for this wasteful and redundant agency. That's quite the difference eh? I guess $10 billion is the new 30 pieces of silver adjusted for inflation.

In Pennsylvania Specter has always been known for voting against his constituent's wishes. In 1993 his phone lines nearly melted down in all his offices throughout the State and his Washington DC office mailroom was so jammed filled with mail they couldn't handle it all and the message clearly was to vote against the Bill Clinton "Assault Weapon" ban. Specter of course did the wrong thing again and voted for that moronic feel good legislation. Then during the William Jefferson Clinton impeachment hearings in the Senate he embarrassed the State again with his vote against impeachment. It wasn't so much his vote against the impeachment that was the embarrassment, it was his reasoning. Specter in his argument against impeachment said and I quote "My position in the matter is that the case has not been proved. I have gone back to Scottish law where there are three verdicts: guilty, not guilty, and not proved." . There is no provision in the Constitution to quote Scottish law Mr. Specter. The choice was yay or nay.

Well, those things are behind us now. Arlen Specter is a a fraud of the worst kind. President Bush tried to reach out to Specter and got behind him to get him the Senate Judiciary Committee Chairmanship back in 2004 but Specter did what he always does; the wrong thing. Specter went to the wall to make it more difficult for the President to do his job protecting the nation from terrorists. Specter opposed the wiretaps that the administration was doing because Specter had no understanding of the electronics issues of this new age of communication with cell phones, wireless and satellite networks that the terrorists took great advantage of fighting our troops in Iraq and supplying themselves with funds to commit more acts of terrorism.

I'll be joining my good friend Skye over the next months at the PACC - Pennsylvania Conservative Committee to help create and establish a more conservative Republican party here in Pennsylvania. The mission there is to defeat the elitist moderates that have driven the party to defeat after defeat over the last few years giving us a democrat controlled Congress and worst yet the Obamanation. The wild spending has to stop. The moral decay and strong current toward socialism has to be reversed. It has to be done at the ballot box with an educated public. After the last half of a century of democrats working day and night to dumb down the population and teaching them that only the government can solve their problems I suppose we'll be fighting an uphill battle. With any luck we'll be able to defeat Specter and his moderate wishy-washy ideas with a real conservative that will stand strong for the conservative values people long for here in Pennsylvania. There is no magic bullet though and it will take a lot of hard work.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Hope In Philadelphia

Portrait of Free Quaker Timothy Matlack by Rembrandt Peale


The Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News which are both owned by Philadelphia Media Holding LLC have not paid their debts since last June and are now headed for extinction as they should. They have lost readers and advertisers because they still insist on being a leading Northeast leftist publication. There was a glimmer of hope after the recent buyout when owner Brian Tierney said he would change the way the paper does business. Well Brian Tierney has proved to be just another one of those northeast moderate Republicans that insist on trying to be just like democrats. Nothing changed at the Inquirer or the Philadelphia Daily News, they still keep on reporting only one side of the story and were completely in the tank for the democrats and Obama in the last election.

Mr Tierney even went to Harrisburg with hat in hand to see the former Mayor of Philadelphia Ed Rendell (d) who is now Governor for bailout money to keep his leftist publications from going under. How would that work? The government would now control the very entity the founding fathers specifically mentioned to be the watchdogs of the government. Good idea Mr Tierney. After a Wall Street Journal editorial exposed this fiasco in progress this dirty deal has come to a screeching halt publicly. Mr Tierney insists he isn't asking for bailout money but you can call it whatever you want it's still letting government in where it has no business being, in the newspaper business.

Governor Rendell had a special deal with the former owners of the Inquirer. They were not given any trouble by then Mayor, Ed Rendell when the Inquirer and Daily News moved all of their printing to outside of the city to Conshohocken and in return they printed no negative stories about Mayor Cheesesteak. The paper avoided paying city wage taxes this way and excoriated every other business trying to do the same thing. They sold the paper and it's holdings to Mr Tierney's group back in 2006, they have had huge losses ever since and still owe millions of dollars on the balance and late payments. You should have changed things when you had the chance Mr Tierney. Maintaining a leftist publication has made you go broke. Maybe you can go see ACORN for a loan.


On the other hand The Philadelphia Bulletin is gaining readers, revenue and respect due it's return to basic old time honest journalism by reporting the whole story and using the balanced approach to journalism. That's something we haven't seen in many years in this country especially in the print news media and in the Northeast of all places. I will be quoting from stories from the Philadelphia Bulletin from time to time so I just wanted everyone to know that the Bulletin has become a source of real truth, real journalism as our founding fathers wanted them to be.

The Philadelphia Bulletin

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

OK, OK

Rough riders_Frederic Remington



I got the picture. Obama is running wild and ya'll need my help to put a stop to all this nonsense of socialism and the nanny state. I am joining the fray as of today only because it's time. I've already taken my Constitutional vows and got it right the first time many years ago. This nouveau platitude spouting Soros sock puppet they call Obama has seen the best he's going to do. It will be all downhill from here. At a 65% approval rating for the first month in office Obama should expect it to be about the same as Congress' approval rating in the coming months ahead. The stimulus pork package is going to anger more people than it helps and so lets work with that. I'm up way past my bedtime so I'll be back tomorrow with some fresh ideas I've been working on.